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Functional Programming at the Bookies 04 June 2017, 22:50 CET
People who are interested in the development of online gaming will love reading about the progression from Erlang Solutions: From bet365 to William Hill – how functional programming wins at the bookies. Bookmakers get a lot of demand these days, which is one of the main ways that the profession has fundamentally changed in a lot of ways.

US intent to withdraw from Paris Agreement triggers renewed call to action 01 June 2017, 23:39 CET
President Donald Trump today announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change. This announcement is a call to action to national and local governments, businesses and people worldwide to step up their commitments to address climate change.

Conservative Party Losing Ground after Manchester Attack, According to Latest Polls 01 June 2017, 16:44 CET
The latest polls released on Saturday, May 27th, revealed that Prime Minister Theresa May's lead had been cut short. The sudden shift is a strong indication that the upcoming election will be a lot tighter than what the Conservative Party had predicted. Mrs May is still the favourite to win the election, but other candidates are closing the gap swiftly.

Latest auto industry data released as 2017 car sales forecast is revised 01 June 2017, 12:18 CET
On the occasion of its Annual General Assembly meeting in Berlin today, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published the latest data on the EU automotive sector, and revised its forecast for 2017 car registrations upwards to +1.5-2%.

How Insurance Companies can Use PDF Software 01 June 2017, 12:08 CET
There is no question that people in the insurance industry rely on documents on a day to day basis.

Will a hard Brexit destroy the UK property market? 31 May 2017, 17:43 CET
With so much uncertainty on what Article 50 will bring it is impossible to predict with any real certainty what might happen to the property market once the UK is out of Europe.

New agreement on EU venture capital rules to boost investment in start-ups and innovation 31 May 2017, 12:30 CET
Yesterday evening, the EU institutions reached an agreement on a review of the EU venture capital rules, to boost investment in start-ups and innovation. This review is part of the Capital Markets Union action plan.

British Businesses Fear an Unprofitable Future Ahead of Brexit Trade Talks 31 May 2017, 00:44 CET
The biggest loser of the Brexit vote could be small businesses and firms located in Britain that also serve customers in the EU. Recently, the Federation of Small Businesses in the UK has urged the government to prioritize the interests of "small firms" when going into talks with the EU.

Ecommerce Europe Strengthens its Regional Presence as the Bulgarian E-commerce Association Joins in 30 May 2017, 15:21 CET
Ecommerce Europe already had 19 national level online business associations in the group, and the Bulgarian Ecommerce Association just became the 20th one to join in with the largest ecommerce organization in Europe. This is a mutually beneficial union, which should prove to be valuable for online businesses throughout the continent in general and Bulgaria in particular. Let's take a look at the expectations, plans and mutual benefits that both parties stand to gain from the union.

Tenderio gives SMEs access to billions in public funding 29 May 2017, 14:12 CET
Following a €250,000 EU investment, a sophisticated tender platform called Tenderio will deliver huge opportunities for European SMEs, opening up the chance for them to bid for millions of Euros worth of public funding.

What to Consider when Selecting an Online Training Program 29 May 2017, 13:55 CET
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, there is a good chance you have heard about all the benefits offered by online learning. However, even if you are aware of the benefits, you may still wonder how to choose a program that is right for you.

The Countries UK Businesses Are Moving to Post-Brexit 25 May 2017, 18:44 CET
It is not surprising that several companies currently based in the UK are considering a move to European countries as a response to the UK's decision to leave the EU. While the real impact of Brexit remains to be seen, changes in regulations and the uncertainty surrounding UK-EU cooperation has made businesses look into several countries in Europe as a possible destination for a relocation.

Advances in radiation detection 22 May 2017, 18:31 CET
There are several kinds of radioactive materials, all of which are silver-coloured in their pure state, but varying in colour and physical state.

Rolls-Royce Accounting Firm Probed over Bribery Charges 19 May 2017, 18:19 CET
Accounting firm KPMG is being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council relating to the Rolls-Royce audits from 2010 to 2013.

EU Businesses to Expand Further into Asia 19 May 2017, 18:11 CET
The majority or businesses in Europe are still trying to cope with the impact of Brexit. The latest report suggests that European banks are planning to move more than 9,000 jobs out of Britain as a response to Brexit. Discussions regarding trade and business relationships are still in progress and stakeholders are taking extra caution with every step they make.

Advocate General’s welcome confirmation of retail as a service 19 May 2017, 17:55 CET
EuroCommerce welcomed the Advocate-General’s opinion today in the Visser case (C-31/16), that retail should be considered a service within the meaning of the Services Directive.

Juncker investment plan: MEPs fail to improve Commission's proposal on climate change 15 May 2017, 23:50 CET
In a vote today, Members of the European Parliament failed to improve the European Commission's climate proposal in the Juncker investment plan, by rejecting opportunities for an energy efficiency spending target and for ending fossil fuel support.

Custom Corporate Wear for a Competitive Edge 13 May 2017, 20:47 CET
Have you considered the advantage of custom corporate wear? Corporate wear needs to be stylish, fashionable and functional. Choosing the right corporate wear that is worn by your employees with pride can be a challenge.

Why it is Important to Market on a Global Level 13 May 2017, 00:30 CET
Every business needs to consider its marketing strategy, whether it is just for your local area, or wider afield. Your strategy is what will help you to attract more customers and reach a wider audience, but you need to consider what you are trying to achieve.

Women with low skills have fewer opportunities in the EU labour market 11 May 2017, 16:14 CET
Today's job market is constantly increasing requirements on competencies across all sectors. This poses a major challenge for the 64 million women and men with low levels of education in Member States. They are more often unemployed or completely out of the labour market, compared to people with middle and high levels of education. Women with low qualifications find it especially hard to access jobs with decent pay. Only 42 % of low qualified women are employed and almost half of these work in a precarious job. These are some of the findings from a new study on gender, skills and precarious work from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) out today.

FETA and HBF Set to Lead the Charge on Post-Brexit Building Regulations 11 May 2017, 16:14 CET
Oliver Letwin, a former Cabinet Office minister in the UK, launched an initiative that will quickly identify EU regulations that can be amended to support local businesses. The initiative, known as the Red Tape Initiative, is set to improve the productivity of businesses in the UK, particularly in the construction industry.

LeoVegas teams up with Big Time Gaming, LetsGiveItASpin for livestream 11 May 2017, 16:13 CET
LeoVegas has finally teamed up with BTG to deliver betting experience through live streaming of slot machines. This is good news for casino streamers who would like to enjoy more action of this kind using the concept of live stream betting.

How to improve yourself as a business owner and grow your company 11 May 2017, 13:15 CET
Creating a new business from the scratch can be especially difficult if you’re not entirely sure about what it is that you need to do.

Data from the Latvian Insolvency Register are now available in e-Justice portal 10 May 2017, 23:56 CET
Data from the Latvian Insolvency Register are now available to everyone in the EU Member States free of charge in all languages of the EU via the European e-Justice portal.

3 Custom Decorations Ideas for Your Garden Made Out of Plastic Bottles 08 May 2017, 15:24 CET
If you love gardening, then you’re most likely looking for new and creative ways to decorate your beloved garden. After all, our garden should be a sanctuary filled with everything that makes us feel better and happier. And, in case you haven’t heard, DYI gardens are the future. Having a DYI garden can be very rewarding, because nothing is more satisfying than looking at something and knowing you made it from scratch.

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